Category Archives: WHO

  1. WHO Priority Interventions – 2010

    Priority InterventionsHIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care in the health sector The document aims to: describe the priority health sector interventions that are needed to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care; summarize key policy and technical recommendations developed by WHO and its partners and related to each of the priority health sector interventions; guide the Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS policy, prevention, WHO
  2. UNAIDS, WHO Meeting: Follow-Up Studies Of ARV-Containing Microbicide Gel Must Start Soon

    via Kaiser Family Foundation Experts gathered at a joint meeting of UNAIDS and the WHO last week called for two additional clinical trials to test the effectiveness and safety of a microbicide vaginal gel containing the antiretroviral tenofovir, which previous studies have shown reduces the risk of HIV transmission in women who used it before and after Read More >>

    Africa, CAPRISA, MTN, South Africa, Tenofovir, UNAIDS, vaginal microbicide, WHO
  3. Nurses ‘critical link’ in implementing new WHO HIV guidelines

    via Aidsmap, by Carole Leach-Lemens  Active support of nurses is critical for effective implementation of the revised World Health Organization (WHO) HIV treatment guidelines, MaryAnn Vitiello and Suzanne Willard state in a letter published in the August 2010 online edition of AIDS. The authors are nurses who work in countries which receive US PEPFAR support, and they Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, WHO
  4. New Study: Neither Wealth Nor Poverty are Reliable Predictors of HIV Infection in Africa

    Via PlusNews A new study has challenged widely held assumptions about income level in relation to HIV, finding that neither wealth nor poverty are reliable predictors of HIV infection in Africa. Previously, the argument that poverty drove HIV epidemics was supported by the World Bank and UNAIDS, as well as less reliable authorities like former South African Read More >>

    Africa, HIV/AIDS, incidence, UNAIDS, WHO, World Bank
  5. U.S. and WHO guidelines call for earlier HIV treatment

    via Bay Area Reporter, by Liz Highleyman To coincide with World AIDS Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and World Health Organization both released revised guidelines calling for earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV. The updated DHHS “Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents,” issued December 1, Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS policy, Treatment, United States, WHO
  6. Testing Formula to Better Predict Treatment Failure/Drug Resistance

    via Deborah BaronIRMA Steering Committee Member The Journal of the International AIDS Society published an article on a recent study testing a formula to better predict ARV treatment failure and possible drug resistance in the absence of viral load testing. According to a New York Times article on the study, “Scientists from Makerere University’s hospital in Kampala, Read More >>

    research, resistance, Treatment, viral load, WHO
  7. Lack of services for Asia gays is fuelling epidemic

    via The Earth Times Manila – The World Health Organization (WHO) warnedTuesday that unprotected male-to-male sex was fuelling the spread of HIV and AIDS in Asia, where the epidemic could worsen amid a lack of services to gays. “Men who have sex with men have been identified as one of the most at-risk populations for HIV/AIDS,” the Read More >>

    Asia, gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, MSM, WHO
  8. WHO and UNAIDS resource kit for writing Global Fund HIV proposals for round 9

    As applicants prepare their proposals for the next round of HIV funding, Round 9, UNAIDS and WHO have jointly developed an online resource kit to provide guidance in planning and writing strong Global Fund proposals. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) is a financial mechanism that provides grants in support of evidence-informed, Read More >>

    funding, UNAIDS, WHO
  9. Can treatment-as-prevention end the pandemic?

    AIDS activists around the world cautiously praised the findings of an important new study published today in the medical journal The Lancet. The study, by a group of scientists from the HIV/AIDS and STOP TB departments at the World Health Organization (WHO), uses mathematical models to test the effectiveness of a strategy that includes universal annual HIV Read More >>

    anal sex, heterosexual epidemic, IRMA, Treatment, WHO
  10. Kenya Launches Male Circumcision Program

    (from http://www.kaisernetwork.org/) The Kenyan Ministry of Health on Monday launched a voluntary male circumcision program as part of the country’s national HIV prevention strategy, the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation reports.The ministry has allocated one billion Kenyan shillings, or about $13.2 million, for the program over the next two years (Achienga, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, 11/24). In addition, Family Health Read More >>

    circumcision, Kenya, WHO